Thursday, June 25, 2009

Loreal HIP Loose Khol Eyeliner Review

Most of the time, you will see me giving a product rave reviews on this beauty blog. If I love a product, I feel the need to share that love. If a product is just so-so, I usually don't feel the need to tell you about it unless asked. Now products that I dislike, those make it into a very different kind of post. This is one such post.


After hearing a lot about the cheaper alternative to the oft talked about Guerlain Loose Khol (Hey, Angelina loves 'em); I decided to venture out to my local Duane Reade and try one out myself. With visions of sexy smoked out eyes dancing in my head, I nabbed the Loreal H.I.P loose kohl eyeliner in Burgundy.

I will mention that I have not tried the original Guerlain loose khol, so I can't really compare the H.I.P version to the Guerlan version unfortunately. I can say that the color is a gorgeous shade of warm purple with considerable sparkle and shimmer. The applicator is a stiff, hard, thin plastic stick that tapers to a rounded point at the end.Unfortunately, the beautiful color is not enough to make me want to use this again.

The loose khol powder itself is chunky, flaky, and does not adhere well to the area you apply it to. I applied it by dragging the applicator horizontally across my lash line on both top and bottom. The result was uneven liner with a sufficient amount of fallout on my cheeks and under my eyes. The powder also felt scratchy to my eyes.

The final verdict? While the color was lovely, and the novel technique seemed really cool, I was not impressed at all with this product. There is the chance that I wasn't applying it correctly, but my first and second time using this convinced me that this liner is not for me.

Will I try the Guerlain loose khols? After this foray into the world of loose khols, I am not so certain. Can't win them all I guess. That is money saved for liners that I do love!

8 comments:

smiley13tree said...

I really like this because it makes my eye look so intense, but it is hard to apply. I kinda just dab it and line it. I get fallout sometimes too.

Belle Du Jour said...

Agree 100% hate this product! yuck and ouch

☠Makeup by Jacqueline☠ said...

I ALMOST bought a few of these the other day but decided not to. I figured I could smudge black eyeshadow on if I wanted something similar lol! But now I'm even more glad that I didn't buy! And won't.

krista carlson said...

I always am leary about some of those drugstore items. It is hit or miss and most of the time the quality isn't there. Save your money for the good stuff that makes it worth it...

Krasey Beauty said...

Smiley13tree, I give you credit for using this often. I am not a fan at all. The fallout is too much!

Krasey Beauty said...

BelleduJour, I am so glad I am not the only one not feeling the love for these! No likey!

Krasey Beauty said...

Jacqueline, good call! Don't bother with them, they are not worth it! Go with a khol pencil for smudgy black eyes

Krasey Beauty said...

Krista, I agree. Unfortunately any drugstore product I have tried has been a miss! High end is the way to go

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